Lawrie Throws Perfect Game As UW Wins Husky Fever Classic
Feb. 26, 2006
SEATTLE-- The 14th-ranked Washington softball team (12-3) won the Husky Fever Classic Sunday with wins over Utah Valley State, 8-0 in six innings, and Santa Clara, 14-3 in five innings. Freshman Danielle Lawrie threw the program's third-ever perfect game in the opener and fanned 15 in the victory. The Huskies had 13 hits in the nightcap vs. Santa Clara and drove in a season-best 14 runs in the win.
Lawrie was perfect vs. UVSC, getting a strikeout and two ground outs in the first inning before striking out the next 14 batters faced, sitting the Wolverines down in order in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings. Lawrie opened the sixth frame with two strikeouts before Forsyth fouled out to the catcher.
The perfect game marked the third in UW history and the first since Jamie Grave did it vs. Arizona State in a 3-0 victory on May 9, 1998. Nancy Wagner had Washington's first-ever perfect game on April 26, 1994 vs. Simon Fraser. The Huskies won that game 11-0 in five innings.
Washington scored eight runs on 12 hits in the game. UW scored two runs in the first inning on three hits. Dominique Lastrapes led off with a single and scored on a double by Dena Tyson. Brooke Woodward walked and scored on an RBI-single by Alicia Matthews to put Washington on top 2-0.
The Huskies scored another run in the third inning when Watson drew a leadoff walk, advance to second on a passed ball and scored on a Tyson single through the right side of the infield.
The Huskies closed out the game with three runs in the fifth. Freshman Ashlyn Watson led off with a double to centerfield, followed by a walk to Jacki Hansen. Pinch hitter Dena DePompa then ripped a single up the middle to score Watson and move Hansen to third base. Hansen scored on a wild pitch and Woodward hit a game-ending RBI-double to centerfield to score DePompa.
Lawrie (7-1) picked up the shutout victory, tying her career-best with 15 strikeouts, one shy of the school record held by Caitlin Noble. Heidi Boyer (1-2) took the loss for Utah Valley State as she gave up five runs on six hits in 3.1 innings.
Washington pounded 13 hits in the nightcap vs. Santa Clara en route to the 14-3, five-inning win.
Lastrapes led off the first inning with a single up the middle, stole second base and scored on a single by Hyatt to take the early 1-0 lead.
Santa Clara answered in the second inning, scoring two runs on three hits, including back-to-back RBI-singles by Jenny Brown and Jessica Clee to go up 2-1.
Washington regained the lead in the bottom half of the second, scoring six runs on five hits. Noble walked and was sacrificed to second base. With two outs, freshman Marnie Koziol beat out an infield single and Lastrapes hit a two-RBI double to left-centerfield. Charters singled to the shortstop and Hyatt walked to load the bases. Woodward was hit by a pitch to score another run and Tyson doubled to right field to drive in two more. Noble followed with a single through the right side to score another run and give the Huskies the 7-1 lead.
The Broncos scored one run in the top of the third with a leadoff double to Shannon Linerud and an RBI-single by Angela Kabanuck to cut Washington's lead to five at 8-3.
The Huskies continued their offensive assault, scoring one run in the third and six more in the fourth to close out the game via the mercy-rule.
Tyson led off the fourth with a single to center and Noble followed with a walk. DePompa moved the runners with a sacrifice bunt and Hansen singled to left field to score one. Koziol walked to load the bases and Lastrapes walked to score a run. Charters then singled through the right side to score two and Lauren Greer hit an RBI-single to score another for the 14-3 lead and eventual win.
Noble (5-2) earned the win as she scattered nine hits over five innings and struck out seven. Jerrica Castagno (2-4) took the loss as she gave up 10 runs on 10 hits in three innings.
The Huskies hit the road next week to take part in the Compass Invitational in Waco, Texas. The Huskies will face Bowling Green, Mississippi State and Baylor twice in the round robin tournament. Action begins March 3 vs. Bowling Green at 10 a.m.
LINESCOREHusky Fever ClassicSanta Clara 3, #14 Washington 14Santa Clara 021 00 - 3 9 1Washington 161 6X - 14 13 0Castagno, Morales (4), Courter (4) and Goethals.Noble and DePompa.WP - Noble (5-2). LP - Castagno (2-4). T - 1:58. A- 418.
LINESCOREHusky Fever ClassicUtah Valley State 0, #14 Washington 8Utah Valley State 000 000 - 0 0 0Washington 201 203 - 8 12 0Boyer, Christensen (4), Roberts (5) and Roskelley (6).Lawrie and Matthews.WP - Lawrie (7-1). LP - Boyer (1-2). T - 2:02. A - 418.